Lectures on Greek Philosophy and Other Philosophical Remains of James Frederick Ferrier...

W. Blackwood and sons, 1866
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Página 437 - But ask not, to what doctors I apply? Sworn to no master, of no sect am I: As drives the storm, at any door I knock: And house with Montaigne now, or now with Locke.
Página 425 - Between the acting of a dreadful thing And the first motion, all the interim is Like a phantasma, or a hideous dream : The genius, and the mortal instruments, Are then in council; and the state of man, Like to a little kingdom, suffers then The nature of an insurrection.
Página 54 - Amphitrite. utque erat et tellus illic et pontus et aer, sic erat instabilis tellus, innabilis unda, lucis egens aer: nulli sua forma manebat, obstabatque aliis aliud, quia corpore in uno frigida pugnabant calidis, umentia siccis, mollia cum duris, sine pondere habentia pondus.
Página xiv - If the poetess does not always command our unqualified approbation, we are at all times disposed to bend in reverence before the deep-hearted and highly accomplished woman — a woman, whose powers appear to us to extend over a wider and profounder range of thought and feeling, than ever before fell within the intellectual compass of any of the softer sex.
Página 320 - Then you also know that they summon to their aid visible forms, and discourse about them, though their thoughts are busy not with these forms, but with their originals, and though they discourse not with a view to the particular square and diameter which they draw, but with a view to the absolute square and the absolute diameter, and so on. For while they employ by way of images those figures and diagrams aforesaid, which again have their shadows and images in water, they are really endeavouring...
Página 437 - Lare tuter, nullius addictus iurare in verba magistri, quo me cumque rapit tempestas, deferor hospes. 15 nunc agilis fio et mersor civilibus undis, virtutis verae custos rigidusque satelles ; nunc in Aristippi furtim praecepta relabor et mihi res, non me rebus subiungere conor.
Página 122 - ... reason refuses to lay an arrestment on any period of the passing scene, or to declare that it is, because in the very act of being it is not ; it has given place to something else. It is a series of fleeting colours, no one of which is, because each of them continually vanishes in another.
Página 419 - Still every one believes that they live, and therefore that they work, because it is not supposed that they sleep their time away like Endymion : now, if from a living being you take away action, still more if creation, what remains but contemplation ? So then the...
Página 377 - The art of medicine, for example, has health for its end. The art of shipbuilding has a ship, and the art of war has victory for its end. These are subordinate ends. But there is an ultimate end, an end in reference to which these, and all other subordinate ends, may be considered as means, a chief end or summum bonum which is desired for its own sake, and not for the sake of anything beyond it.

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